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Vassily Nebenzia, Russian Ambassador to the UN

Handling Zelensky: The UN’s Dilemma

The United Nations has been widely criticized for failing to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Critics point out that Russia has vetoed every action in the Security Council to stymie or end the Russian attack. Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky even told the Council earlier this month that given its many standoffs, it might as …

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The Missing Link in a UN Cold Case? A French Death Warrant Against Dag Hammarskjold Comes to Light

Six decades after the unexplained death of United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold and 15 other people in a plane crash in Central Africa, a new discovery in French government archives may bring researchers closer to the truth and answer a famous Cold War riddle: Who killed Hammarskjold? The discovery of an important clue happened in …

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Trending UN News: Week Ending April 8

This week, we see how all the crises around the world have huge consequences on civilians, but we are also reminded of the resilient power of people who choose peace after a long, brutal war. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN …

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Mati Kochavi, Producer, Stelo Stories, Gilad Erdan, Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Eric Adams, Mayor of NYC and Abdulla Shahid,

Trending UN News: Week Ending April 1

This week, the spotlight remains on the desperate plight of millions of people around the world. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. This week, we bring you an analysis of President Putin’s mind-set, a look at Canada’s provocative envoy at the UN and the announcement of a Ramadan …

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Who Is Putin the ‘Butcher’? The Enigma Around Him Persists

Vladimir Putin could be likened to a Rubik’s cube, a puzzle of a man who remains impossible to fully solve. As he unleashed his “special military operation” five weeks ago, to “de-Nazify” and “demilitarize” Ukraine, President Putin remains an enigma. While each day of his war against his Western neighbor leaves mounting casualties, piles of …

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Linda Thomas Greenfield with African members of UN Security Council on March 22, 2022

Trending UN News: Week Ending March 25

This week, the focus is on the humanitarian disasters from wars and violence around the world. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting and other sources. This week, we bring you insights from the Houthis’ attack on civilian …

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Could WMD Be Used in the War in Ukraine?

Lately, pundits, experts and even government officials are increasingly discussing the possible use of nuclear weapons and/or other weapons of mass destruction amid the war Russia launched against Ukraine a month ago. A closer look, however, suggests that while the threat of nuclear war has risen, the popular scenarios entirely miss the point. Popular commentators …

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The Irish and Mexican Ambassadors at the Security Council

Trending UN News: Week Ending March 18

This week, we place the lens on the United Nations itself as the atrocities committed by Russia in Ukraine surge into the fourth week of war.  You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting, and other sources. This week, …

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Follow-Up to UN Probe on Myanmar Isn’t Making a Big Difference for the People There

In 2019, the independent inquiry into the United Nations’ response to the Rohingya crisis, which drove 750,000 refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh in 2017, found “systemic and structural failures.” UN Secretary-General António Guterres accepted all the findings of the inquiry and will present a report on the progress that has been made carrying …

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